Since 1975, our law firm has provided quality legal services to the people of Canterbury and beyond. We pride ourselves on giving straightforward legal advice that allows you to navigate the law and make the best decisions for your family.
Our wills and estates lawyers specialise in a number of services: wills and estate planning, probate and administration, enduring powers, will disputes, and more. Contact us now for your free law consultation.
What’s Your Estate Plan?
No matter what stage of life you are at, it is never too early to start thinking about putting your affairs in order. After all, many people in Australia die intestate, meaning they do not have a valid will to dictate exactly what happens to their property after they are gone.
This can result in headaches, heartbreak, and make an already difficult time even worse for family members and other loved ones. To ensure that the people you care about are well taken care of, it is important to outline your wishes for your personal and financial affairs in a legal will.
Our lawyers can help with your wills and estate planning, ensuring that you know exactly how your assets will be distributed. This includes things like:
- Choosing your executor
- Choosing guardians for any children you may have
- Setting up family and testamentary trusts
- Ensuring you are aware of any estate tax or financial concerns
- Advising you on any property or assets that are likely to be contested
- Ensuring your will is a legally binding document and will not be subject to litigation
We can provide expert advice that considers your best interests and those of your family. With a wealth of knowledge on our side, our associates can help clients safeguard the future of those they love.
It is also important that you regularly update your will and estate planning to reflect any changes in circumstances (marriages, births, and deaths in the family) and assets.
Need legal advice? Get in touch with our wills and estate lawyers now!
Power of Attorney
An enduring power of attorney is someone who you trust to make decisions about your living arrangements, finances, or medical treatments if you are incapable of doing so yourself.
You need to make sure the person you assign is reliable and will always act in your best interests. We can help provide advice regarding powers of attorney, help you choose a representative, and guide you through the process.
Probate and Estate Administration
We understand that this is a difficult and stressful time for loved ones, which is why we do everything in our power to help make the process easier.
A lawyer from Easton Legal can help you with:
- Grants of probate and letters of administration
- Distributing the estate
- Debt recovery
- Superannuation and insurance benefits
- Any tax liability and filing any outstanding tax returns
Unfortunately, there are often problems when it comes to the passing of a loved one, especially with more complicated assets such as family trusts and businesses. People may feel as though they did not receive what they are entitled to and this can cause tension.
We can help with will and inheritance challenges in Canterbury, as well as any issues with superannuation allocations. In our experience, most of our clients’ matters can be solved with mediation between the parties, avoiding expensive court processes.
If you require assistance with your wills or other legal matters, our Canterbury will and estate lawyers will be more than happy to lend their expertise.